Fritz Hager hugging Leah Marlene on American Idol
Fritz Hager hugging Leah Marlene on American Idol. Pic credit score: ABC

On this final Sunday’s episode of American Idol, two singers went residence and the ultimate three had been named.

This was a tricky second as a result of all of the remaining singers had been nice, however somebody needed to go away. The 2 who went residence had been Nicolina and Fritz Hager.

The final singer to listen to her identify referred to as as protected was Leah Marlene, who collapsed on the stage when Ryan Seacrest referred to as her identify.

When she stood up, Fritz embraced her and the 2 shared a protracted hug as he informed her how proud he was of her.

That, as anticipated, has brought on some individuals to marvel if the 2 are courting.

Fritz Hager and Leah Marlene on American Idol

This second was added to when the very first thing that Fritz posted on Instagram after his elimination was a photograph of him and Leah.

“I’ll be sincere, ending it right here is hard, however I’m so extremely grateful. For the chums. For the reminiscences. For the music. This isn’t the tip, it’s simply web page 1,” Fritz wrote.

This additionally led the press to ask if Fritz and Leah had been courting when he spoke to them after his elimination.

“Oh, no. No. She’s like my sister. She’s nice,” Fritz informed reporters (via HollywoodLife). “We’ve been on this competitors collectively, working collectively since Hollywood Week, and to get this far along with her is particular.”

When requested what he informed her once they hugged on the stage, he admitted it was telling her how proud he was of her.

“I simply informed her I used to be pleased with her,” Fritz mentioned. “I informed her I like her; that I’m pleased with her. I’m so excited to see what’s subsequent from her. I actually consider in her. I feel she might go all the way in which. Anybody that voted for me this week must vote for Leah.”

Leah and Fritz have linked for the reason that begin

Fritz came to the auditions and mentioned he knew he didn’t have the most effective voice, however he needed to show he belonged. Leah came to the auditions and mentioned she was “bizarre” however she needed to point out her expertise to the world.

Each received the prospect.

In Hollywood Week, the 2 grew to become quick pals due to the judges. They had been partnered up for the Duet Spherical. They referred to as themselves Group Inexperienced and sang a canopy of Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars.

They then made all of it the way in which to the highest 5 collectively.

“We’ve been on this from the start. He was my duet associate in Hollywood Week, and he’s certainly one of my finest pals in the entire extensive world,” Leah mentioned in her interview after the episode.

“I need nothing however the universe for that man. It’s actually bittersweet having to get cut up up, however that’s the character of the present so I feel we had been simply each so pleased with one another and screaming that to one another.”

The American Idol Season 20 finale airs on Sunday evening at 8/7c on ABC.